Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Colin James: Traveler - A soulful blues album complete with strong imploring vocals and hot guitar licks
Kenny Edwards: I Need Me A Woman With Some Food Stamps - Blues/southern soul bluesy with a New Orleans and Alamaba flavor; makes you want to get up and dance
James Keating: Surfers And Cowboys - Country blues and rock, steaming with attitude
Emme Kemp: Someone To Sing To - Think upbeat, add a bit of Blues with a dash of Gospel backed up by her honky-tonk, foot stomping piano renditions and songs
Eugene Lucky Fluker: Carroll County Mississippi - Downhome Blues
George Kelly: Lucid Intervals - Bluesy stuff, soulful stuff, jazzy stuff, funky stuff. American music, made in Detroit
6V6: Fire Bottle - The music is Blues, with a jazzy, funky, blue eyed soul groove; mixing Russell Miller's original tunes with fresh arrangement of some familiar standards
Liz Tansey: What I Want - Rockin' blues with style & sensitivity - Thelma & Louise keep on driving
Jonathan Kalb: Shadow Of A Man - Groovin' and soulful blues but with elements of country, reggae, soul mixed into the pot
Bryan Himes: Lookin' For RL - A slice of Son House; dose of Robert Johnson; the risk taking of Jimi Hendrix; bottled up in Keb Mo - that's BRYAN HIMES

Monday, September 29, 2003

6V6: Burning Blue - The music is Blues, with a jazzy, funky, blue eyed soul groove; mixing Russell Miller's original tunes with fresh arrangements of some familiar standards
Woody Mann/Son House/Jo Ann Kelly: Been Here and Gone - Master blues guitarist with the legendary Son House and Jo Ann Kelly
Dan Phelps: Broke Down Engine - This energetic acoustic blues music runs from the haunting eerie sound of Charlie Patton to the power of Son House. All this with a bit of swing thrown in for good measure

Friday, September 26, 2003

Experience Music Project has announced its newest exhibit: Sweet Home Chicago: Big City Blues 1946-1966. Part of a series of events and programming raising awareness of the blues and its contribution to American culture and music worldwide, Sweet Home Chicago is the first major museum exhibition of its kind to examine Chicago blues. The exhibit opens in Seattle at EMP, September 27, 2003, and runs through January 2004. Sweet Home Chicago will then travel to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry to kick-off the Museum's annual Black Creativity celebration
Oreo Blue: Earned the Right - Blues soul with the polish of Robert Cray, and the grit and feel of Bonnie Raitt
Oreo Blue: Live by Demand - Bluesy rock, live in your face double disc dose of kick ass music with great production quality
Oreo Blue: Nuthin' but the Blues - Blues Revue Magazine says it's got great writing and production, and Chris Payton's vocals are steel belted and immediately identifiable

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming - released on October 14, 2003
Under the guidance of executive producer Martin Scorsese, The Blues is a seven-part television series of personal and impressionistic films that capture the essence of blues music and its evolution to a universal language
Kory Montgomery: Five Past 10 - Debut release of 15 year old Arkansas blues singer/songwriter/guitarist. Powerful vocals and electric guitar, from slow blues to cookin'

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Paul Filipowicz: Go For The Throat - This is honest, straight-forward bluecollar/barroom boogie-blues, the kind that would go over great in a Texas roadhouse or a Hell's Angels clubhouse. Andy Grigg, Real Blues
The Blues Monsters: When Midnight Comes - Nobody is playing and writing rockin' rhythm and blues like this. New and refreshing. This is one cd that you will want to share with friends. The Blues Monsters have been doing it for 11 years, and it shows. A nice change-up from the typical blues style

Monday, September 22, 2003

Miss Candy featuring Tom "Blues Man" Hunter - Blues/Soul Revue- The duet and solo songs with Ms Candy and Tom "Blues Man" Hunter are compelling, awesome and dramatic
Patrick Allen: 'bout Time - Tasteful guitarist/vocalist that offers up 13 original tunes of funk, blues and more with killer horn section and top notch players
The Alastair Greene Band: Official Bootleg: Live In L.A. - The Alastair Greene Band tears into some classic Blues-Rock warhorses and originals on this burning live set
Smokin' Section - Hot r&b and smokin' blues- in a couple of words that's the best way to describe this band that has established itself as a serious contender in the contemporary blues arena
Ron J Land: Life Ain't Easy - Electric Blues guitar at its best
Annette Desantis: Eve's Faces - Singer/songwriter belting out the blues and a healthy dose of rock.The melodic guitar hooks and vocals remind of such artists as Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt
Eye in Queue: Wait and See - A lively mix of original acoustic and electric blues with a hint of Latin American flavor. 50/50 blend of instrumental and vocal tunes
Robin Lacy: Have No Fear - New Orleans Flavored. A Touch of Mardi Gras, Zydeco & Dixieland Soul
Johnny Nocturne Band: Blues Volume with Ms. Dee - Jump blues and R&B at the nexus where they meet the horn driven little big band jazz tradition
3J's - Eight originals and four classic covers in old, old, the very original old school of R&B, blues, rock and roll and one hybrid surf instrumental
Long John Hunter & Tom "Blues Man" Hunter: One Foot In Texas - The sounds of Delta bluesmen mixed with Chicago grit and flavored with Texas tradition

Friday, September 19, 2003

The Joe Byrd Trio: Basically Blues - A tasty bowl of gumbo. Joe Byrd sings the blues and plays bass, joined by Steve Abshire (guitar) and Mike Shepherd (drums)
Dave Chastain & the blues rockers: Somthing for the pain - Dave Chastain has shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Bernard and Luther Allison, Dickey Betts, Albert Collins, Jeff Healey, Lonnie Mack, Robbin Trower, Johnny Winter, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Elvin Bishop, and others

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Joe Cruz: Good Luck Man - Texas born and bred with a love for life and music. The variety of Joe Cruz will keep the party going! Sit back and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

JW-Jones Blues Band: Bogart's Bounce - featuring Kim Wilson and Gene Taylor from the Fabulous Thunderbirds
Chuck Beattie and Blues By Design: A Sample Of The Blues - Chicago Style Blues with beefy vocals
Barb Mitchell: Low Down Blues - homestyle blues, a little bit country, a little bit rock'n roll with a lot of soul
Don Latarski and Rue de Blues: Rue Two - This is upbeat modern original electric blues featuring outstanding guitarist Don Latarski and vocalist Marilyn Keller
Don Latarski and Rue de Blues: Deep Play - This is upbeat modern electric blues with a touch of jazz thrown in. It features original blues with traditional blues standards. The stellar guitar work of Don Latarski is heard throughout as are the vocals of Marilyn Keller
Don Latarski and Rue de Blues: Eden Hall Sessions - This is progressive modern blues that focuses on the gifted composer and guitarist Don Latarski. It also features the fabulous vocal work of Marilyn Keller

Monday, September 15, 2003

Dave Mathis / Steve Cameron: Blues Police - Guitar/harmonica duo in a tradional style with an electrical edge to it

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Jerome Edmonson: The Blue Book - Dance Blues and memorable Ballads reminisent of true relationships from his past
Ernie Payne: coercion street - Acoustic Blues, Roots oriented contemporary folk artist
Teeny Tucker: First Class Woman - The Real Deal Blues by a Bona Fide New Star
Doc Wadkins: Down That Road - Blues with a hard rock punch.And a twist of southern rock
Kira Small: Wanderin' Star - It's bluesy torchy country jazz and Kira sings it with a vulnerability that will move the hardest of hearts
K.M. Williams: I'm An Old Soul - Classic Texas Country Blues, Old School Boogie & Traditional Texas Church Hymns Performed by The Texas Country Blues Preacher
Kathleen Cairns and Tattoo Blue: What's Left Don't Feel Right - Powerful vocals that range from soft and cool, to blast of furnace tempered blues
Kat Danser: Ascension - Acoustic roots & blues originals from the deep, murky waters of her prairie soul
The Zak Perry Band: As Live As It Gets - Great singer, songs and a gutsy guitar player. One of the most powerful, emotive, genuinely bluesy voices in rock n roll today. A master of blues/rock and Americana music
SlingBlade: 100% Certified Roadhouse Music - "Roadhouse Music": A blend of Texas-Style Rock, Honky-Grass, Barroom Boogie, Soulful Story-Songs and Americana on Steroids by the East Coast Ambassadors of the "Roadhouse Sound"
Dave Braulick: SEVENS - Killer Bluzrock with smokin' lead solos
Kevin Krieg: Family and Friends - Foot stompin' jazz and blues with some feel-good grooves. James Taylor meets BB King

Friday, September 12, 2003

18th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival - October 9, 10 & 11, 2003 - Helena, Arkansas
The Rampage Trio: Let's Turn It Up! - High energy blues-rock boogie
Steelbeam: Good Ol' Fashion Blue Collar Sound - pure Texas blues, rock, alternative, and country. Austin nurtured Lubbock feel
Van Wilks: Soul of a Man - Hard Driving, Guitar Propelled Texas Blues Rock
Doug Hamblin/Jan Fanucci: Original Recordings - Blues based with elements of New Orleans R&B and Rock N Roll

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Pearl Alley - a five-piece band that churns out a sizzling combination of original rockin' blues, featuring powerful and emotive female vocals, smoking guitar, blistering keyboards, and a rock solid rhythm section
Bennett: 3 Minutes To Midnight - an inventive mix of eclectic rock, twang and swampy grooves together with solid blues rooted song writing
Ray Bonneville: Roll It Down - American roots, slippery and bluesy, life-influenced songwriting
Eddie Hinton: Letters From Mississippi - Rock, southern soul, southern rock, swamp music, soul and blues from a man who's been around the block a few times

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Bud Duncan, Jr.: Just Listen! - Totally new sound that is an eclectic mixture of Blues, Rock and Jazz
Shane Dwight Band: Come See Me - Chicago, Delta and Rock/Blues have never sounded as good until The Shane Dwight Band combined them on this long awaited and anticipated CD that is sure to move ya
Woodshed: Fires Of Spring - This debut album features ripping guitar leads, some great harp playing and rock solid rhythms, the music is blues influenced but grounded in rock
John Heasly: Make It Right - Acoustic blues, folk and originals in an unpretentious, honest, authentic style

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Smokehouse Porter, Miss Mamie: King & Queen Of The Gut Bucket Blues - It's Louisiana swamp/Mississippi Delta GutBucket Blues that's felt deep down in the inner soul
Marc Benno: Sugar Blues - Great original Texas blues and rock songs from 1 of America's originals. Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar in Marc's band The Nightcrawlers
Tom Burch: Castaway - The debut solo CD from Singer/Songwriter Guitarist Tom Burch combines his country songwiting roots with a fiery rock/blues guitar style on everything from ballads to scorchers to tongue-in-cheeck humour
Mark MacDonald: Just a Little Levity - From his Texas roots, Mark combines blues and rock with mystical elements to create a unique and refreshing sound that is at once familiar and pleasing, yet hard to classify because it is such a personal expression
Willie King: I Am The Blues - Twice Living Blues Artist of the Year, Willie King's first self-produced CD is a masterpiece. Get on down to the real deal, juke joint boogie blues
Pete Schmidt & Shane Scott: Blues Approved - Hot new CD featuring 15 original songs packed with great vocal, harmonica and guitar. Features W.C. Handy Award winner Mel Brown (Albert Collins, Bobby Blue Bland, T-Bone Walker). Vintage Chicago, Texas Westcoast style blues
Blue Star: Ritual - instrumental guitar & hammond blues with a touch of soul,rock, ambient and soundtrack
Chris Field: Come Out And Play - Acoustic blues guitar driven songs and music with a mix of roots and rock
Johnny Neal &The Blues Print: Do I Have The Blues - Soulful, gospel, jump-and-shout roadhouse, mixed with grits and honey
Kay Kay and the Rays: Texas Justice - Blues with soul,funk, jazz and roots rock influences
William Lee Ellis: The Full Catastrophe - In 16 original songs that range from gospel-blues to rockabilly, from Delta swing to haunting guitar instrumentals, William Lee Ellis works the roots of American music and twists them to his own designs
Ruth McGillivray: River of Soul - "Soul-stirring blues with attitude, passion and emotive story-telling. Aretha Franklin meets Bonnie Raitt..." River of Soul is like a journey on a craft of blues, R&B and gospel. The power and depth of Ruth's voice and songwriting is amazing
The Beat Daddys: Live! - Southern Rockin' Blues with a soulful attitude
Jon Manners: Frankie Said - cool mix of retro and postmodern...bluesy guitar with sax lead mixed with the post-modern feel of free-range, no rules songwriting
Kay Kay and the Rays: Big Bad Girl - Blues with soul, jazz, funk and roots rock influences
Stevie Zee Band: Wail - Smokin' Strat guitar, in your face, hard blues rockin' power trio, featuring 13 original tracks with tight arrangements and blistering solos
B.B. King: B.B. King and Friends - B.B.King, Dave Brubeck and the Heath Brothers make great jazz and blues, the live performance rocks the house
Marshall Nanis: Authentic Blues For Jews - Upbeat colorful blues with casual, fun-loving original vocals
Ron Pics On Ron: Wanderin' - An eclectic mix of blues, old pop and swing with tasty guitar licks, both acoustic and electric